Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

AFL-CIO Commends NAACP’s Journey for Justice and Effort to Highlight Need for Voting & Criminal Justice Reforms

(Washington, DC – September 16, 2015) – The AFL-CIO joined progressive and civil rights organizations on Capitol Hill to welcome the NAACP’s Journey for Justice Walk as it concluded its long march from Selma, AL to Washington, D.C.   “Today … Continue reading

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Labor endorsed candidates did well on September 8 elections

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In the coming year, these School Board members will need our help to advocate for higher education funding during the 2016 Legislative Session in Iowa. Last session, Superintendents and Senate Democrats had requested 6% funding increase to make up for … Continue reading

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UAW reaches tentative pact with Fiat Chrysler that would end two-tier pay

CHICAGO | The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler that Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said would phase out the two-tier system. Talks continue with Ford and GM. The UAW hammered out another four-year … Continue reading

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Why $15? Good reasons to consider it

Careful with the comments, Council Members As the Solon City Council decides whether to back out of a Johnson County minimum wage increase, good information is available for comparison to recent comments by council members. Peter Fisher of the Iowa … Continue reading

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Candidates, put working families first

As Iowans, we take great pride in the quality of life in our state, but according to recent data from Gallup, our quality of life is slipping. If you don’t believe the polls, all you have to do is look … Continue reading

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Latinos at the Forefront of Advancing Workers’ Rights

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Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Hispanic Heritage Month   Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the countless contributions of Latinos to our nation. It is also a time to evaluate the challenges that they face. Today, … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor President Ken Sagar offered the following response to Scott Walker’s desperate, absurd, anti-worker op-ed in today’s Des Moines Register:

“The hardworking men and women of Iowa are the backbone of our economy, spending their careers building our roads, protecting our communities, and giving back to the state. In contrast, Scott Walker has spent his career putting his own political … Continue reading

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Democracy Now: Talk It or Lose It!

Interactive, grassroots training for skills to navigate politically charged conversations with confidence and compassion. Training participant RJ Jacobs: “It was the most strategic, in-depth training I have attended in the last ten years…Steve’s approached would do a lot of Democratic … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 17 Seventy-five workers die in explosion at Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburgh, Pa. – 1862 At a New York convention of the National Labor Congress, Susan B. Anthony calls for the formation of a Working Women’s Association. As a delegate to … Continue reading

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